FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
I have heard about the stinging jellyfish. Can I still go diving?There are 2 main types of dangerous jellyfish in our local waters. The Box Jellyfish is coastal dwelling and is rarely seen on the reef. They breed in estuaries and live their life on the shoreline away from the reef. The Urikandji Jellyfish is also predominantly a coastal dweller but is occasionally found on the reef. The stinger season in North Queensland is from November to April. Stinger suits are available for hire at $6 per person. However, if we anticipate that stingers may be present at the reef, we will issue exposure suits free of charge and highly recommend that suits are worn for all in-water activities. What should I bring on the day out on-board Reef Daytripper?We suggest you bring the following: • Towel • Hat & Sunglasses • 50+ sunscreen • Travel calm (ginger tablets available on board) • Certification card (certified divers) • Money for any on board purchases • Warm clothing for the end of the day. You are also welcome to bring your own equipment for diving and snorkelling if you prefer, though, equipment hire is price inclusive. Do I need a medical certificate to try diving for the first time?We recommend you read the medical questionnaire for resort diving. Should you find that you answer yes to any of the medical questions found on this form you will require a dive medical. We suggest that if this is the case and you answered YES, a medical complying with current Queensland standards should be arranged prior to traveling with us. How many people do you have on-board?Reef Daytripper is one of the few vessels remaining in Cairns catering for clients who wish to travel to the reef in smaller groups. Reef Daytripper will carry just 20 persons plus crew giving you a much more personal service on-board and while diving or snorkelling. This also makes Reef Daytripper the perfect boat for a private charter as you still have plenty of room at an affordable price. To organise a private charter CLICK HERE to send an email request, please include date of travel. To make a small group booking or individual booking just place a booking request HERE Am I able to do a 2nd dive if I want? This is dependant on how busy we are on the day, we will always do our best to achieve this but it really is subject to availability on the day. A 2nd intro dive is $65.00 and a certified dive is $55.00. Is breakfast provided? We don’t have a breakfast option, however, coffee and tea are available on arrival. Lunch is included with the tour, and if you have any food allergies or special requirements, we can notify our catering service. You are also welcome to bring along your own snacks if you prefer. How long is the travel time?The outward and return journeys are approximately just over 2 hours of travel time. We are motor sail and use no more than 60 litres of fuel per day. This means we have the lowest carbon footprint of any charter boat operating off Cairns, and are the most eco-friendly option. This allows us to conduct all briefings at a relaxed pace and gives you time to mingle and relax before commencing the days activities, and enjoy the scenery with a complementary glass of wine as we sail back to Cairns. What time do you return to Cairns?We aim to return to Cairns between 4:30 – 4:45pm each day If you can't find the information that you need, or if you have any questions regards our operations please feel free to contact us directly.Tel: +61 (0) 7 4036 0566Mob: 0449 947 612 7 DAYS A WEEKCHECK IN - 7.30amDEPARTS - 7.45amRETURNS - 4.30pm aprox Small Group SCUBA ToursThe Great Barrier Reef,Cairns, Australia